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Icing color formula charts for mixing the exact shade of icing that you want!

I LOVE COLOR!!! I love color so much that I dedicated an entire section of my book to colors and color formulas! 

I use RATIOS in all of my color formulas and I just want to explain that a little bit further in case you've never worked with ratios. 

Ratios are not an exact formula with an exact number of drops of food coloring for an exact amount of icing. It's a relationship between two or more food colors. I use ratios because **MY** drops of icing might be a different size than **YOUR** drops of icing. And unless we start weighing out our food coloring...exact equations for colors and icing don't really make sense. 

Ratios will get you really close to the color you want to make...but they can be a little confusing the first time around. So let's take this one step at a time.

Let me walk you through the process. First, you've got to narrow down all these color choices. I've chosen Purple 13C. All 3 of the purples on the Purple 13 row have the same color formulas to the side -- 3 parts electric pink and 1 part electric blue.

So I grab my icing and put in 3 drops of electric pink and 1 drop of electric blue. Simple so far, right?

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I mix it together and refer back to my chart. I can see that MY purple is somewhere between Purple 13B and Purple 13C. Since I want it to be Purple 13C, I'm going to add a little more white icing to make it more pale again. If I wanted it to be the darkest shade (Purple 13A) I would continue to add food coloring in the same ratio (3 parts electric pink and 1 part electric blue) until it was as saturated as I wanted it to be.

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